Mix List: My Pointed Toe Loafer Picks for Fall

If you guys buy one shoe for fall, make it the pointed toe loafer.  By now, we all have multiple pairs of boots and booties in our closet, and heels galore– the freshest way to update your looks this fall is a pair of these guys.  They will ground any look with a more masculine edge– for me, traditional flats feel too expected.  Pointed toe loafers are literally my dream shoe for so many reasons– tomboyish appeal, a sense of irony, sharpness and edge, annddddd comfort! As a teacher, I’m always on the run (sometimes literally lol), so these are my fave way to stay on trend footwear wise, while giving my feet a break during the week from heels!  Some of my fave ways to wear them:
With skinnies, cuffed or shortened to show off some ankle– this is vital…there needs to be a few inches of ankle if you wear pants or jeans with these guys…otherwise they appear more dad-ish than fashion-y.
With dresses, to offset the femininity.
With a mini skirt, leather or suede/denim button up, with a sweater or button up– kinda 70s collegiate vibes…
With overalls, duh.
Below, find some of my favorite pointed toe loafer options out there now, in varying price ranges:
Top row: $$$
Middle row: $$
Bottom row: $
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Happy shoe shopping!
xo, ❤

Mix List: Staycation Island Vibes

As a teacher, I always have mixed feelings on the last day of school– obviously I’m looking forward to this much needed summer break…but at the same time, as someone who loves being part of a school community, and someone who likes structure and routine (f0r the most part), leaving my students and coworkers who have been a part of my day for the past ten months isn’t as easy as it seems.
So what I like to do on my last day of school, to mark the beginning of SUMMER, and to ease any anxieties I might have about the freedom of the next two months, I like to create summer lists…to-do lists of small tasks (clean out car, clean out closet – again!), lists of activities I want to do (lots of bike riding, outdoor movie nights in NYC, surfing in Montauk), and of course, shopping lists!  Since we bought our house last summer, and pretty much spent our savings on it and the renovations we did, we decided not to travel anywhere special this summer…so a staycation it is for us! But just because we aren’t getting on a plane and busting out the passports doesn’t mean we can create our own “island vibes” right here at home, am I right? Thus, the theme of this Mix List…shop my favorite beachy-island inspired finds to create your very own personal summer paradise…(How cute is the beach radio?! And the Island Vibes one piece [super on trend this summer season] is already on its way to me as we speak!)
Happy staycation guys!
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Topshop ruffle dress

Mara Hoffman sleeveless romper

Swimming suit

J Crew j crew espadrille

Sole Society fold over clutch

Baublebar jewelry

Illesteva j crew glasses

Sun Bum sun care

Essie coral nail polish in “peachside babe”

Ruby mint beach towel

Sunnylife picnic basket

SunnyLife Beach Sounds Speaker & Radio

Sunnylife Inflatable Swan – White